Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: If you would like, please join our Discord server, and/or follow us on Twitter (X) or Tumblr!


From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.

Cm fe08 1.png


Border Mulan

New units

Franz, Gilliam, Vanessa, Moulder



Previous chapter(s)

The Fall of Renais

Next chapter(s)

The Protected

Perhaps we can retake Mulan. But, Princess, you must act with caution. Your people need you, too.
— Seth to Eirika

Escape! (Japanese: 脱出行 Escape) is the first chapter of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. In this chapter, Eirika and Seth continue on their travel to Frelia, and meet up with Franz and Gilliam on the way. They then rescue Princess Tana from the castle where she is being held hostage.


Main article: Escape!/Script

Grado soldiers led by Breguet arrive outside a fort at Border Mulan. Princess Tana of Frelia sends a messenger to King Hayden to inform him of the situation, but remains at the fort to await news of Eirika's escape from Renais. When Brequet takes the fort, Tana is taken prisoner. Eirika and Seth arrive to find the fort under Grado's control; Seth suggests bypassing it, but Eirika decides they will liberate the fort, as she does not want Frelia's citizens to suffer the same atrocities hers did.

During the battle, Breguet recognizes Eirika, and orders his soldiers to bring her to him. Later, Franz and Gilliam arrive from the north; they notice that Grado has taken the fort, and resolve to liberate it. Franz can speak with Eirika and Seth—Franz informs Eirika that Tana was at the fortress, and Eirika hurries to her friend's safety; Seth tells Franz that it is the responsibility of them both to keep Eirika safe.

After Eirika seizes the castle, she reunites with Tana; both are grateful that the other is safe, but Tana is distressed to learn that Ephraim is unaccounted for. Tana then suggests they leave for Castle Frelia, and Eirika agrees. At the castle, Hayden initially rejoices for the safety of Tana and Eirika. Hayden then relays to Eirika confirmation of Fado's death; he suggests Eirika stay and rest at Frelia. Hayden also shares the knowledge that Ephraim continues to fight against Grado. Eirika decides to march into Grado to help her brother; Hayden strongly objects, and states that Frelia has few soldiers to spare, as Prince Innes marches to fight Grado with most of them. However, seeing Eirika's determination, Hayden decides to support Eirika with what soldiers and resources he can spare, and wishes her well. Later, Tana attempts to dissuade Eirika from venturing to Grado, but Eirika remains stalwart in her decision. Tana laments the tragedy of the war, while Eirika accepts the reality of it.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the castle Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Eirika dies 2+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 7+3
Cm fe08 1.png

Character data

New units
Portrait franz fe08.png
Iron Sword
Iron Lance
Automatically on turn 2
Portrait gilliam fe08.png
Iron Lance
Automatically on turn 2
Portrait vanessa fe08.png
Pegasus Knight
Slim Lance
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Portrait moulder fe08.png
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Required characters
Eirika ​
Available characters
Seth ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba gold.png 5,000G Automatically at end of chapter

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Easy/Normal Difficult

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Breguet Knight 4 1 20 8 2 1 2 9 0 13 4 Iron Lance
Does not move; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Soldier Soldier 2 2 20~21 3~4 0~1 1~2 0~1 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Soldier Soldier 3 1 21~22 3~5 0~1 1~2 0~1 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
Will not act until turn 2; does not move and initiate combat in the same action.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Soldier Fighter 2 3 20~21 5~6 2~3 4~5 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Iron Axe
One begins moving unprovoked each turn.
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Soldier Fighter 1 2 20 5 2 4 0 2 0 11 5 Iron Axe
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Soldier Soldier 2 1 20~21 3~4 0~1 1~2 0~1 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance


  • After Eirika reaches the column with two forts
    • 2 Fighters from the southeast corner of the map
    • 1 Soldier from the southeast corner of the map

Boss data

Main article: Breguet
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Easy/Normal Difficult

Portrait breguet fe08.png
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Knight
Level 4
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Max HP 20 Luck 2
Strength 8 Defense 9
Skill 2 Resistance 0
Speed 1 Constitution 13
Movement 4 Aid 12
Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances C Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

This chapter is very straight forward—move towards the throne and kill all units in your way. It'll be easier to train Eirika if you pit her versus the Fighters due to the weapon triangle. Remember that Franz and Gilliam will join you on turn 2 and appear towards the northeastern ridge. Also, note that after you cross the middle of the map, three reinforcement units will appear from the bottom right corner. The boss should fall fairly quickly if you use Eirika's Rapier as it does bonus damage versus armored units. Afterwards, seize the throne.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes







La huida




Run for your life!







← The Fall of Renais • Escape! • The Protected →
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraKlimtMansel
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Background characters GradoLatonaMacGregorMonicaNada Kuya
Sacred Twins and personal weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling WoodsF: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Creature CampaignThe Sacred Stones ComicNovelizationList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map